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Abraham “Abe” Mikkelsen Sharfstein

Abraham “Abe” Mikkelsen Sharfstein will become a bar mitzvah at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 17, at The Temple. Abe was born August 19, 2009, in Nashville. His parents are Ann Mikkelsen and Daniel Sharfstein. His grandparents are Margaret and Steven Sharfstein of Baltimore, Md., and …

Lily Goldner

Lily Goldner will become a bat mitzvah at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 17. She is the child of Andrew and Caryn Goldner, the sibling of Ava Goldner, and the grandchild of Ellen Greenberg of Boynton Beach, Fla., Alan Goldner of Boca Raton, Fla., and the late Henry Greenberg (z’l) and…

Parker Hamaoui

Parker Hamaoui will become a bar mitzvah at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 3, at Congregation Micah. He is the child of Bert and Aylene Hamaoui, the sibling of Zachary and Peyton Hamaoui, and the grandchild of David and Mireille Hamaoui of Foster City, Calif., and Richard Delson of Spri…

Illyana Lubovich

Illyana Lubovich became a bat mitzvah on Saturday, August 13, at West End Synagogue. Illy is the daughter of Lynnetta and Ron Lubovich and is the sister of Minha Lubovich and Kristen Bitner.

An eighth grader at Oliver Middle School, Illy enjoys playing music as a tuba player in the school…

Laura Kass Hochman

Condolences to the family of Laura Kass Hochman, who died on August 13. She is survived by her son, Michael Hochman (Natalie). Donations may be made in Laura's memory to David Posnack JCC Cultural Arts Center or Congregation Micah.

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